These are the AmericanLowLife’s Frequently Given Answers (FGA’s) to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s). Actually, some of these questions may have never been asked but we felt like answering them anyway.
--What does ALL Access mean or do or stand for?
Well, ALL stands for American LowLife and ALL Access is what we named our photo feature where you can make certain pictures private but allow selected individuals to view these photos when you click on the “ALL Access” button in their profile. This is a good place to tuck your perverted pictures or perhaps face photos you don’t want just anyone to see.
--Can I remove people from the ALL Access list once they’ve had a chance to view my perverted pictures?
Most certainly. Go to your profile and Click on the “A.L.L. Access” button near the top of the page. It’ll show you the list of who you’ve given ALL Access to and allow you to remove them.
--What’s up with the “lowlife” stuff?
We did a survey and found that millions of people were offended by being called a lowlife and two weren’t. So we went with it. No, actually, having lived in Las Vegas as long as many of us have we’ve noticed an interesting phenomena. When people come and visit Sin City they often do things and consume things and wear things and hook up with things they might not at home. It could be because they need to be discreet at home or because their own town doesn’t offer some of the sinful entertainment options Las Vegas does or simply because they are on vacation in the ultimate party town and want to cut loose! In any case, they become lowlifes, at least for a few days.
But we use this term in a good way. We are proud of our lowlife selves—we don’t deny that it exists. We enjoy getting in touch with our “inner lowlife” now and again (and again) and guess that you do, too. Heck, one of these days you might even wear a t-shirt that says “I’m a genuine American LowLife!”. Of course, we have to get them made first but it’s on our to-do list so watch for ‘em…
--What’s a Buddy List?
These are your buds, your friends. They might also be someone you would like to be friends with. In either case, it’s just an easier way to keep track of people you, well, want to keep track of whether friends or potential friends. It also makes it easier to write to them as you can find them quickly on the list.
--How do I add someone to my Buddy List?
It’s so simple even a caveman can do it (and I don’t want any cavemen writing and complaining that I am baggin’ on ‘em. Wait a minute, actually I do so feel free). Anyway, when you see someone you want to add, click on their picture or profile name and go to their profile. Underneath the main menu buttons you’ll see a button that says “Add to Buddy List”. Click on this and you’ll get a pop-up that confirms it.
--Will they know I added them to my list?
No. Unlike the Wishlist (see “Wishlist” below) adding someone to your Buddy List does not generate an e-mail message to them. They will not be aware you did it.
--How do I remove someone?
There are two ways to do this. The first way is the opposite of adding them. Go to their profile and click on the “Remove from Buddy List”. The second way is to go to your Buddy List itself and remove them. Your Buddy List is accessible from your own profile—see the button at the top of the page in your profile? You can also click on the “Buddies Online” notification that will appear at the top of the page should you have a buddy who comes online the same time you are.
--“Buddies Online”? I see that at the top of the page--explain that.
Ok. It just means that one of the profiles you added to your Buddy List is on right now. Of course, they may be away from their computer but they haven’t logged out, yet. When one of your buddies first log in we’ll show you their profile name for about 5 minutes then we switch the alert back to a generic notification. Just click on the link to see which of your friends are online.
--Can I stop someone from adding me to their list?
Yeppers, you can. See the topic on “Blocking” (coming soon—a full explanation! Until then, see “Block List” in your profile and you can probably figure it out).
--What does it mean to be “certified”?
It means everything. It means your life has been worthwhile and not wasted. You will feel a sense of pride when it happens and you will always remember exactly where you were when you first found out.
Or maybe not. On the other hand it might just mean that there’s a really good chance that you are indeed, who you say you are as far as being a couple, single female or single male. It means someone has met you in person and will vouch for you.
--How do I get certified?
Only people who have been certified can certify you. If you don’t know anyone on this site but are certified on other sites, we might be able to help.
--What are Flash pictures?
Flash pictures are photos our members take of themselves in front of a Vegas landmark. They then submit them to Flash and we’ll probably post ‘em. Make sure we can see the landmark so we know it’s Las Vegas. We accept G and R-rated photos. One must be a member to see the R-Rated versions. Click on the “Add a Picture” under the Flash photo on the main page and follow the instructions.
--Shouldn’t there be a “return home” button on every page?
There is but we’re sneaky and underhanded and we’ve hidden it. It’s like searching for Waldo. Ok, ok, we’ll clue you in if you haven’t figured it out by now. The entire top banner is the home button. We even say “home” on the banner but it’s in fine print. Check it out--see it?
--How do I get pictures uploaded onto my profile?
You upload them through your Photo Manager. Go to your Profile, look for the “Go To My Photo Manager” link and click on it. Look for the button that says “Browse”. Click on that, find the jpeg on your computer you want to upload, click on “open” and then click on the “Upload” button. The photo should appear as a big picture above and a small “avatar” or thumbnail below.
--Nothing appeared. What happened?
We like the most common format “jpeg” or “jpg” and we also allow “png”. At this time we don’t upload other formats so nothing will appear. If you have a photo in a different format, open it in your graphics program, save it as a jpeg and try to upload again.
We also don’t allow pictures too small but we’ll tell you that if you attempt to load a li’l one.
--OK, I uploaded photos but they aren’t visible to others? What’s up with that?
Photos need to be approved by LowLife Admin to be seen by others. Admin is usually pretty quick about this but sometimes they are lazy or on a binge or are at some club trying to scam free drinks.
You might have uploaded the pictures into your Private section so no one but you can see them. You’ll need to move them into the Public or Members categories for them to be seen by others\ without an invite.
--Why don’t I have a main site picture?
In order to have a main photo, you must have at least one picture in the Public category. If you have several pictures in the Public category the first one will be your main site photo.
--I have pictures in the Public category but I still don’t have amain picture visible. Is the site broken?
Probably not. More likely the picture was not approved for the Public category due to content restrictions. If your picture has a green border around it when you look at it in your Photo Manager then it will be visible in the Public section if you have moved it there. See Content Restrictions question for an explanation about that.
--A site called “LowLife” has content restrictions? Are you a bunch of sexually conservative prudes?
Well, we weren’t last night and we have photos to prove it. But we can’t post photos like those in the Public section because we’re trying to act like we have just a little bit of class. We also don’t want to scare away our advertisers by showing them how perverted we really are. So, we don’t allow pictures in the Public section that show females nips or genitals or those certain orifices that when displayed in public, can get you arrested.
--Why did my picture get rejected?
‘Cause you’re ugly and your mama dresses you funny! Actually, we don’t reject for ugliness nor bad grooming or sartorial habits (although we probably should!). We will reject for obscene images, for graphics and pictures that aren’t you and for photos that might be copyrighted. LowLife staff and some Las Vegas businesses can have special photos or graphics but not members.
--How do I move pictures from one category to another?
For most members, there are two ways to move photos from one category to another. Go to your profile and click on Go To My Photo Manager. In the middle of the page it asks what method you want to use to move them.
“Drag and Drop” is usually the easiest as you simply click on one of the small pictures, “drag” it to the category and position you want it in and “drop” it there.
You can also use the “Re-Number” system. And now that I think about it that’s pretty easy, too. Select the “Re-Number” option and you’ll see the page change around the photos. Click on the Category you want to place it in and write the numerical position you want it to be in and then hit the Update Order button above to get them moved.
--How come my picture isn’t posted in the New Pictures feature on the Home Page?
Because we’re picking on you. Actually, only new Public pictures are placed on the Home Page so if you designated them as anything else (like Members or Invite), they won’t show up on the Home page. Also, if you have anyone blocked, we won’t post them because you probably don’t want the blockee to see them. At least, that’s what we’re assuming.
--OK, so I know what Public and Member’s Only pictures are—what are Invitation Only and Private pictures?
That’s another superb question and it means you are ½ way to understanding all the different picture categories. Invitation Only are ones you only want to let invited guest view using the A.L.L. Access button (see “A.L.L. Access” above).
The Private pictures category is sort of a storage place where you can put photos that no one can see except you. This allows you to move them in and out of other categories depending on who you might have contacted or if you are coming to town, etc. At some point, we’ll be allowing photos to be embedded into e-mails and possibly into Fourm posts so this would be a good place to put that type.
--Gawd those reviews are cool to read—can I write one?
Only 2 requirements for that. You must be a member and you must be able to write. It would also help if you actually visited the place you wrote about.
--Can I say anything in a review—good or bad, even if it’s about an AmericanLowLife advertiser?
No. If they advertise with us you can say only nice things and you can never disagree with ALL staff writers, either, because they are highly trained professionals.
Actually, I’m lying. You can honestly review any venue we have listed. While we enjoy the money that comes in from our advertisers, we have warned them that we won’t stop our members from elaborating on their experiences, good or bad (unless they pay triple rates for 6 extra months. j/k.)
--Do you ever reject reviews? Do you edit reviews?
Yes, we’ve rejected a few. At times a review appears to be a fake or come from a competitor or be way too glowing or whatever. Since we want our members to have the real story, we might reject a review like that.
We’ve done a bit of editing in the past. We usually leave spelling and grammatical mistakes but if someone made an obvious mistake that could mess up a member (like saying the MGM was on Flamingo Street, for example) we would edit that.
--What is that cell phone icon in someone’s profile and what is “A.L.L. Mobile”?
That’s a damn good question. Actually, it’s two damn good questions, isn’t it?
First of all, A.L.L. Mobile is a name we made up so that we could make it seem like our wireless stuff was really cool or big or something. And some day it just might be so it works for us.
It stands for AmericanLowLife Mobile, a wholly-owned subsidiary of A.L.L. Immobile, the leader in some sort of technology that is supposed to bring the world closer together but actually just pisses people off because they can never get away from being connected to the matrix.
Anyway, the cell phone icon shows whether that particular member is utilizing our text messaging feature. If they have the feature switched on then the red “X” will be gone.
--How does ALL’s text messaging feature work?
It works pretty well, actually. Thanks for asking.
--No, I mean, well, you know what I mean.
Oh, OK, I got ya. Basically, it lets you receive text messages of e-mails other members have written to you. We will send you the entire message so you can read it. It comes in handy if you should ever be without your computer like while visiting Las Vegas or out on the town. You can also use it simply to notify yourself that you received an e-mail.
--How do I set up the text messaging notification feature?
In your profile where it says Preferences is where you do this. Please test the number first where it says “test” so you know it works. If you don’t know your text messaging number you can click on the “what’s this?” link and we have a listing of pretty much all the cellular carriers and their address system.
--Who can send me text messages if I do this?
Only other members who send you mail. They won’t actually know your text message address, however, so you don’t have to worry about getting a lot of unwanted messages. You also won’t receive the automatic messages the system sends out like picture or review approval/rejection notes.
You’ll also receive a copy of the message in your ALL inbox so you can answer it later, if needed.
--Do you list every place in Las Vegas?
We have tried to compile a complete list of places that a tourist might be interested in which includes nearly all Strip and Downtown venues and some of our favorite venues off the beaten track. We keep adding to the list all the time.
--I noticed a mistake in a venue listing—what do I do?
I’m sure it was a computer error and not our fault but we’d love to correct it. Click on the “contact us” link at the bottom of the page and tell us where we f*cked up. Also, we might not have a venue listed that should be or a business might have closed that we aren’t aware of. Let us know those things, too. See, if you tell us we can blame you next time!
--How do I get a more complete forecast?
Actually, no one has ever asked that but I was trying to figure out some way to let you know about a cool thing regarding the weather feature.
That thing on the home page that shows the sun and clouds and rain and stuff like that is the weather feed. You probably figured that out. However, what you might not know is that if you put your cursor over the 3-day forecast boxes, a complete written forecast pops up. Kinda cool. At least it does if you are using an Internet Explorer browser. FireFox only allows a certain number of words so sometimes it cuts off the message.
--What is a Wishlist and what is the point?
A Wishlist is a list you create of profiles you might want to get to know. So you go to their profile and you click on the “Add To Wishlist” button. They receive an e-mail telling them that you have wishlisted them. They might wishlist you back, write a note or do nothing. Or maybe they will block you because they are scared of you. You may want to follow up with a note of explanation or you may want it to be a mysterious gesture that makes them wonder exactly what you meant by the wishlist.
--Can I see my wishlist? Can I edit it?
Of course you can, you silly goose. Go to your own profile and look for the button at the top of the page that says “Wish List”. Click on that and you will see your wish list. You can remove people from the list here, also.
--I see “2257” at the bottom of the home page—what’s that?
It’s actually some sort of judicial code that mostly applies to the porn industry. It’s a law that says pornsters need to have all kinds of documents regarding the models who posed for naughty images they have on their sites or in their mags and movies.
Since you guys produce your own pictures and upload them yourselves, we aren’t acting as the producer of the content and we are all agreeing you have your own documents as to who you are and how old you are in your wallet or purse. We are therefore Media Space Providers and are exempt from all that record-keeping.